Xilam signs a major distribution deal with UYoung in China

The new partnership takes Xilam into the Chinese market for the first time, building on from the strong presence of its vast brand portfolio in India and South East-Asia.

Xilam, the leading French animation studio and UYoung Media, China’s leading kids and family entertainment company, announced that they have closed a major distribution deal which ensures a strong representation of Xilam’s properties in China at ATF Singapore.

Uyoung will exploit the TV and VOD rights in China of the famous animated series Oggy and the Cockroaches covering seasons 2, 3 and 4, as well as the new pre-school series Paprika and the innovative wildlife series If I were an Animal.

Over four action-packed seasons and 300 episodes, Oggy has relentlessly battled three mischievous cockroaches in an action-packed slapstick comedy. Internationally Oggy has achieved high ratings over the five continents on key broadcast platforms including Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

Xilam’s new preschool creation Paprika features twins, Olivia and Stan, as we follow their vivid energy and endless imagination playing with their friends.

If I were an Animal is Xilam’s first wildlife documentary production, with a script that has been written as fiction and told by kids, for kids. The 39X7’ series which is targeted at 4-8-year-olds, uses state-of-the-art filming techniques to capture footage portraying life in the wild, with each episode taking its young viewers inside the life of one animal species, adopting the point of view of the “animal child” and his family.

Clara Yang, General Manager of UYoung Acquisition & Distribution said, “It is exciting to become the exclusive agent for Xilam on Oggy & the Cockroaches, If I were an Animal and Paprika. We strongly believe these titles will be welcomed by many viewers across multi-platforms in China.”

Marie-Laure Marchand, SVP of Media Distribution in Asia Pacific at Xilam adds:” The Chinese market represents a tremendous business opportunity for Xilam and we are delighted to be collaborating with Uyoung, whom we regard as both an experienced and highly valuable partner”.

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